- Program Education
- Program Area Advancing Afterschool
- Grant Amount $225,000
- Grant Period October 1, 2014–September 30, 2017
- Location Columbia, SC, United States
- Geographic Focus South Carolina
About this grant
This grant will support the South Carolina Afterschool Alliance which coordinates the South Carolina Statewide Afterschool Network. The South Carolina Statewide Afterschool Network will focus on building capacity for long-term success and advancing systems change for afterschool and expanded learning in South Carolina. Over the next three years, the network will support the development of policy, partnerships, and funding to benefit youth in afterschool and expanded learning programs. The network’s specific initiatives will include: 1) developing a public awareness campaign to educate the public and policymakers on afterschool; 2) creating professional development opportunities that help afterschool programs further develop essential skills in the youth they serve; and 3) establishing a fellows program on science, technology, engineering, and math to connect teachers and afterschool practitioners.